Israel's Fate or Free Will
Growing up as children in the western, we often saw the troubles of the world as a dark cloud that enveloped the earth. Our fathers were often busy working, while we became the students of T.V. or whatever other form of media took our fancy. Often our parents would not even notice the education we were receiving from schools was becoming quite separate from G-d and family.Education would give us momentary respite by providing us with philosophical theories that raised more questions than they answered. These mysteries hinged on the Greek philosopher, Sophocles' writing of Fate or free will. It seems to beg the Question whether or not "All living are offspring of Progeny" ? Either man's fate lay in his own hands, or the faith of Israel and the world must be laid bare to find its essence.
Israel's fate was often challenged by numerous empires, each rising and falling as quickly as they appeared. She was the essence of what comprised the whole spirit of law in the western world. At the heart of it lies the acceptance of a Father G-d who true ly exists. Thus the Jewish Law and the prophets challenged mans corrupt ways by pointing to a higher path. A path where in the finite would be replaced with the infinite, and the true King Of Kings and Lord of Lords would establish a government with no end. The story of Abraham mentions Melchizedek, the King of Salem (King of Jerusalem) and Priest of the Most High G-d (El Elion), who offered bread and wine to Abraham. In the 14th Century B.C. the King of the Phoenician Canaanites implored Pharaoh Akhnaton to purge Jerusalem of the "Habirus", as having already conquered Rushada, and advancing on Jerusalem. Later , in 1000 B.C., King David, conquered Jerusalem, and established it as his capital. At the time of his conquest, the city was known as "Jebus" but he renamed it Jerusalem once again." The Priest of the most high G-d (Melchizedek) was allowed to remain to serve as second high Priest in the Temple of Jerusalem after King David conquered the Canaanite city "Jebis," Jerusalem. "Zadok" is identified with Araunah, the person who sold David the threshing floor for the purpose of building the altar (2 Samuel 24:18-25). It is believed that the word Araunah is not a personal name; rather, it is a title meaning "the Lord." King David conformed to the tradition which Abraham started when he recognized the validity of the older Phoenician Canaanite High-Priest and King of Jerusalem, Melchizedek.
Jesus Christ prophesied that the temple of Jerusalem would be destroyed in this world, and it was. Yet in the scripture we know that one Kohen (priest was not corrupted and his temple was not destroyed as foretold in Psalms 110. Zechariah foretells of the future priest king in Zech 4:11-14. I found in the scripture that this same Jesus Christ read from scripture that some day G-d would reign literally in Jerusalem. The very soles of his feet would touch the ground . "...And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of my soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever , and my Holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile..." (Ezekiel 43:7).
Tradition states that around the time of the Trojan war Israel was a twelve-tribe confederation. According to Aristobulus in his work intended for King Ptolemy,the Torach became a great part of Greek philosophy. Its writing influenced the entire world. Some countries feel Israel should not exist, but what of the laws that comprised its foundation? Should each country that allows similar inalienable rights be removed as well? In every country in the world men, women and children long for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Bondage and despots of the worst kind always appears when governments do not govern their land with balanced judgment, mingled with democratic principles. These Despots will often use religion, education, and economics to force their people to believe in a way that benefits a minority over the majority. The results is a mass of people who have no true hope of love and prosperity. Hopes for True Peace between other countries can only begin by allowing a freedoms that allow a balanced sense of disagreement over beliefs in G-d in ones own countries, ensuring that our government works to protect the rights of every man, women and child regardless of race, creed or religious belief.
Great sorrow must be felt by G-d as he sees the lands of King Cyrus deride the chosen nation of Israel. Therefore, G-d has promised in his Holy Word that "...Yet now be strong, O Zerubbalbel, saith the Lord: and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for am with you , saith the Lord of host:..." (HAGGAI 2:4). The Maji spoken of in the Christain scripture are said to have come from Persia. The first wise man was King Gaspar Gathaspa (Greek - Gondopharnes) ruled from 46 - 19 BC in one of the Persian kingdoms.The other two Magi kings was - Baalshazar ( king of Kaldea and Malik(ior) was king of Yemen. All three wise men believed that the Messiah would be of the nation of Israel. It is said that "Gaspar, however, did not present the gold as a fortune, rather as 'king to kings' (ancient Persian - Shah-in-shah), which was the title proudly carried by all Persian kings. This was a symbolic gesture showing the importance of the Messiah's visit - The messiah would be sent to all the nations in the world to rule over them as the King of Kings."
While searching for information concerning the importance of Jerusalem to the world , I read of King Cyrus . Reason dictates as fact that prior to the Wise men King Cyrus permitted the Jews to return from their captivity in Babylon to Jerusalem, and that he showed them certain signs of favor. "These statements are found in II Chron. xxxvi. 22-23; Ezra i. 1-11, iii. 1-13, iv. 3,and elsewhere, and are in keeping with the enthusiasm of Isaiah, who saw in the Persian king the "shepherd" and "anointed" of the Lord, "the eagle from the east" bearing victory and ransom for the Jewish people (Isa. xli. 2; xliv. 28; xlv. 1-3, 13). Current ideas like these may account for the Apocryphal statement made later by Ṭabari (900 C.E.), that the mother of Cyrus was a Jewess—an assertion which he makes equally regarding the Zoroastrian king Bahman, who is identified with Artaxerxes I. (see Ṭabari, Zotenberg transl., i. 502, 507)." Clearly the G-d of Abraham loves and cares for al the children of Adam. Someday all of the world will come to worship G-d in Jerusalem. I pray that the country of Iran could one day join with Israel as well in peace through worshipping G-d, and bringing water to the desolate places of the deserts, and encouraging the rebuilding of the third Holy Temple of Ezekiel. "...Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern..." (Ezekiel 43: 10).